As Giving Tuesday approaches, we at TuGo are reflecting on the final yr and the way we’ve been capable of help native communities throughout Canada. It’s one in all our core values, and we guarantee all our workers perceive its that means to our group. Giving Tuesday is a day devoted to giving again in any approach potential, recognizing that each contribution, large or small, could make a major distinction!
Listed below are some highlights of how we gave again over the previous yr:
Easter Seals Canada: Our Social Accountability Associate
In April, we introduced our partnership with Easter Seals Canada, Canada’s largest native supplier of packages, providers, and growth for the incapacity group. This collaboration entails our monetary backing for Easter Seals packages and providers, and encourages our workers to volunteer of their varied initiatives throughout Canada.
Enjoyable at Easter Seals Camp Squamish
Throughout this previous summer season, a few of our workers drove to the Easter Seals Camp Squamish to volunteer at their household camp weekend. They not solely received soaked by a shock water combat, however actually loved assembly the employees who make the camp so particular, and the households who profit from camp.
Easter Seals Drop Zone Problem
In September, we took our volunteering efforts to new heights on the annual Easter Seals Drop Zone Problem. This initiative referred to as for daring people to rappel down towering constructions throughout BC, to lift funds and unfold consciousness for individuals with disabilities throughout Canada. TuGo workers helped out with reception and getting individuals to the drop zone safely, in three Decrease Mainland places.
Backpacks for YWCA
This August, our Richmond workplace got here collectively to pack a number of backpacks with important college provides for teenagers from the YWCA Eyrie Home. The Eyrie Home is a ladies’s transition home in Metro Vancouver, offering a secure haven for households fleeing violence. Giving again and setting these children up for achievement within the new college yr was an honour!
Richmond Meals Financial institution
Through the years, our devoted workers have taken time away from their desks to help on the Richmond Meals Financial institution, near our head workplace. With a rising variety of Canadians counting on meals banks, particularly throughout these difficult occasions, serving to to pack containers and provides for these going through meals insecurity helped us present group help the place it was wanted.
Wildfires in BC and Northwest Territories
The devastating impression of the wildfires in BC and Northwest Territories moved us deeply. We felt compelled to supply our help, so TuGo contributed $10,000 to the Canadian Pink Cross to help their aid efforts in direction of the wildfires.
Mike Starko Problem
A number of workers participated on this yr’s second annual Mike Starko Problem, by means of TuGo’s Worker Volunteer Program (EVP). The problem celebrates the late Mike Starko’s philanthropic legacy by encouraging everybody to get energetic and fundraise, with all donations to Proper to Play Canada.
TuGo’s Worker Volunteer Program
Our EVP helps workers with donation funds that go in direction of important causes that particular person workers take part in. It’s been nice to see our workers have enjoyable giving again to the group. Our aim is to proceed discovering artistic methods to present again and help essential causes in our native communities.
Need to learn extra about how we’ve given again through the years? Try: TuGo’s Annual Vacation Hampers for WestCoast Households and Giving Tuesday: TuGo Provides Again.